Raised of $2,000

Wausau Bird Nerds

Team participating in Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2024

Takes place Apr 15 - Jun 15, 2024

Captained by Myles Hurlburt

Support our team in the Great Wisconsin Birdathon!

Birds need our help! North America has lost over 3 billion birds since the 1970s, but we can help #BringBirdsBack. By donating to our team, you're supporting the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin's Bird Protection Fund, which funds Wisconsin's highest priority bird conservation projects.

Your support would mean a lot to our team. Birds have made an incredible difference in our lives and we want to protect them. Every dollar counts when it comes to helping our birds, so no donation is too small. Thank you for considering!

Make a donation online by clicking "donate" above, or mail a check to: Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, ATTN: Great Wisconsin Birdathon, 211 S. Paterson St., Suite 100, Madison, WI 53703 (and include our team's name in the memo line!)

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Susan Haug

1 mo. ago


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My role in the Wausau Bird Club's birdathon is to be a fund raiser. I am the club's treasurer and it is easier for me to pay for the club's activities when we have a full treasury. So thanks to all of you for your generosity to my passion seeing and saving my birds. 121 species for me is a good number for the count period. Not all are green birds so I have to keep seeking out birds by biking and walking.

Thanks again to all of you.


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Andy McGivern and I (and Dan Belter for the the 1st half day) had a great birdathon On May 12th and 13th. We started on the east side of Marathon county and finished the next day at the Mead Wildlife Area. We had a great day of viewing warblers (most at the Mead Wildlife Area) we finished with 21 warblers. All in all a great birdathon.

Sarah Sabatke

1 mo. ago


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I totaled 67 species on May 26, 2024. I did over 13 miles on my bike and over 20,000 steps. The furthest I went from home was about 2.5 miles. My total species was pretty good considering most warblers were gone and not much opportunity for water birds. Some good birds that I saw were Bobolink, Willow Flycatcher, Red-headed Woodpecker and Black-billed Cuckoo. A few misses were Belted Kingfisher and Wood Thrush.

Thank you so much to all that donated. I appreciate all the support!

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Your Donation Makes a Difference For Birds

Donations made to the Great Wisconsin Birdathon support the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin’s Bird Protection Fund, which has given out over $1.4 million towards Wisconsin’s highest priority bird conservation projects since its inception in 2009.

Whether it's creating Piping Plover habitat, rearing Whooping Crane chicks, spreading awareness about declining songbirds, supporting community initiatives for bird-friendly neighborhoods, engaging new and underrepresented voices in the birding community, building impactful collaborations to protect Wisconsin's Important Bird Areas, or protecting our neotropical migrants on their long migratory journeys to Central America... the Bird Protection Fund is there to help.

Your donations make this work possible. Thank you for supporting on-the-ground conservation and being there #ForTheBirds!